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I hope it looks good with the board rolleyes.gif

Should look perfect.
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Was the packaging of your case damaged? Could the case have been bent in shipping? I'd contact Fractal Design and explain your situation, as I am unaware of different length standoffs...

I'm hoping to get that case myself - the reviews I've read have been great.

If you get a chance and don't mind helping a forum member out - could you tell me if a 200mm long PSU would still allow the bottom 140mm fan mount to be used?

I'm assuming you're using the TX750 Corsair PSU in yours - mine is a HX1000 and is 40mm longer.

I plan on moving the rear 140mm fan to the bottom for an extra intake because I have a H60 that I will use as a push/pull exhaust in the rear.

I can't measure it right now, but yea I am using a tx 750 in there and there is a lot of room. Also, I went to a hardware store and got some washers, and honestly now its perfect. The case doesn't seem to be damaged, so maybe whoever was riveting my case messed up just slightly. Nothing washers didn't fix. The standoffs still thread 100% of the mobo tray, so im not worried about integrity at all. Here are a few pics of my rig so you can try and judge the PSU length situation, but it should fit without any issues.

Also, it comes with three 140 fans, already has one in the bottom. I moved my rear one to the front which gives dual front intakes and single bottom intake in order to make room for my H50 on the CPU and Antec 620 on my GPU. The included fans don't seem to move too much air, but honestly they are fine. My GTX 470 is using MAX volts (1.087) at 860 Mhz core and 1950 mem and on the antec 620 its maxing at about 54c, which means I have plenty of cooling goin on in there... 42% OC on 4xx series card, im pretty happy heat is no longer an issue!



Edited by {EAC} Shoot em UP - 2/16/13 at 6:34pm
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Hey guys, joined this site VERY VERY recently. I have a couple questions regarding the Define R4. Just how good is the airflow in this case? How does it compare to a more "generic" case with more open vents and such? What is the difference in noise when using this case as opposed to a more gaming oriented case with open vents? If you had to pick between the new upcoming Arc Midi R2 (which is pretty much the same with some new improvements) and this case which would it be and why? Thank you for your time people.

Edit: Forgot to mention, can someone please give temps of their components when using these cases? (R4 and Midi)
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Depends on your components. It's doing wonders for my set up with an Ivy i7 with H100i in push/pull (front intake) and a reference GTX 660 Ti. And I only have the bottom intake fan in addition to the radiator fans. Top vents are closed. Result is a very quiet case and GPU temps went up only by 3 degrees from previous loud case. I'm not using the stock fans that came with the case and still experimenting with rear exhaust / bottom intake fans (which kind to keep). If you have a non-reference GPU that blows hot air into the case, your set up might be different.
   
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Edit: Forgot to mention, can someone please give temps of their components when using these cases? (R4 and Midi)

I have an R4 and my cpu stays below 35C under load and my gpu stays under 65C. Nothing is overclocked but I'm running my fans on 7V and I could add 3 more if needed. I have a Silverstone FHP-141 140mm fan at the top for exhaust and one at the bottom for intake then a Corsair AF140 at the back for exhaust.
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Thanks for the help guys, so how about noise? I see a lot of you are using quiet fans with it. How does this compare to a more open vented case WITH quiet fans?
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Thanks for the help guys, so how about noise? I see a lot of you are using quiet fans with it. How does this compare to a more open vented case WITH quiet fans?

I'd recommend looking for reviews of this case, which can show comparisons.
   
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Thanks guys.
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There are less openings for sound to escape from in the R4 than the Arc. This means there is more material absorbing energy from the sound waves. Sound will still escape, but less of it and only from certain areas.

You were, however, pretty close to the main requirement of quiet systems: quiet parts. The quieter the components, the quieter the system, meaning a case conducive to 'quiet' will not tame loud system. Having said that, a system built in an R4 will generally quieter than an equivalent system in an Arc.
    
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Anybody else got an R4, H80i and a 4.5GHz 2500K?

If so what's your idle and max temp please?

I'm getting an idle temp of late 30's to low 40's and a max temp of mid 70's.

My Midi used to idle at late 20's and max temp was mid 60's (although that was the H100)

Quite tempted to install my D14 and see if I can get lower temps but it's so huge on my matx board that it just touches the graphics card frown.gif
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